Using function operations, students discover how to transform linear, absolute value, and quadratic functions. From this investigation, students should be able to identify how to translate a function vertically or horizontally, reflect a function over the x-axis, and when the graph of a function will expand or contract.
This can be used early on in the Algebra 2 curriculum (but can also be used for Pre-Calculus) as students only need to be familiar with graphing linear, absolute value and quadratic functions. Students should also be familiar with function operations. Students can then apply these concepts to transformations of more complex functions throughout the year.
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